Robing of counsel in the Family Court

Wed Dec 14 2011

Judges of the Family Court have dispensed with wigs and adopted a new gown. The court has also�released a new robing policy. Unless a judge otherwise orders, having regard to the nature or circumstances of a particular matter:

  1. Wigs are not worn on any occasion
  2. Robes, and any related attire are worn for: > trials > appeals > all other final hearings, including the final hearing of a separate issue > and for the delivery of judgment after all such hearings > ceremonial sittings

Robes are not worn for any other hearing, including the hearing of an interlocutory issue and matters before a registrar.

In the event of any doubt, enquiry should be made to the associate of the presiding judge.

14 December 2011

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